Interim Academic Advisor

Job No: HNC42
Location: Haisla, BC


Haisla Nation Council has an immediate opening for:

Interim Academic Advisor


 Department:  Employment & Training - Located at KVI 



Increase student success by helping them to make informed decisions about their educational goals

  • Teaches students about the content and structure of post-secondary and/or trades programs including graduation and/or transfer requirements for a particular program of study;
  • Supports and encourages confidence in academic decision making by promoting student independence in academic processes and regulations;
  • Distributes certificate, diploma and university transfer program information to all learners and other appropriate internal and external contacts. This information may be presented in individual or group sessions;
  • Interprets testing results relevant to placement decisions;
  • Assists students in the development of an educational plan including choosing a program of study and/or clarifying educational goals, to guide the student through this decision-making process;
  • Educates new and continuing students in identified programs about course planning and registration processes;
  • Assists students in the preparation of their academic sponsorship applications.

Research, develop and recommend resources to assist students in their programs

  • Consults with students to audit progress through programs;
  • Provides students with information about alternatives, limitations and possible consequences of academic decisions (e.g. adding, dropping and withdrawing from courses; change of program, major and/or transfer institution);
  • Assists students in the monitoring and evaluation of their educational progress;
  • Refers students to available resources to meet individual needs.

Advocacy and promotion for students

  • Advocate for students as appropriate;
  • Meet with students, parents, counsellors, teachers, and other school staff as necessary;
  • Liaise with area school staff and Haisla students to provide information about available options;
  • Participates in on and off reserve events promoting post-secondary education.



  • Bachelor of Education preferred, some post-secondary experience necessary;
  • Experience in academic advising or preferred knowledge of education system;
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
  • Excellent people management and facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated experience working with First Nations;
  • Writing, research and computer skills, and willing to learn how to write proposals;
  • Willing and able to pass a Criminal Records Check;
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle an asset.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, the names of three references, and the express permission for Haisla Nation Council to contact these references, as well as your resume using our online application program.


Closing Date: Will remain open till filled.


While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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The Haisla Nation is the band government of the Haisla people. Our mission is to build a powerful, prosperous and proud community, healthy in mind, body and spirit.

We believe in building a strong and thriving community, with healthy and happy members and a sustained and prosperous environment.

We are about 1800 people, with the majority living in Kitamaat Village. We have lived off the land and waters of our traditional territory for thousands of years, and it remains the focus of all we do.

We believe that careful and appropriate economic development will bring our people necessary self-sufficiency. Sustainable and realistic economic opportunities are increasingly available, and promise benefits for our people – and for every British Columbian.

We know that in order to attain strength and independence our Nation must work together – with government, business, the community, and internally – with a spirit of respect and partnership.

Haisla Nation Council